Tuks beat Royal Eagles 3-2

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The University of Pretoria cemented its position in the top four brackets of the National First Division GladAfrica Championship.

The side from Tshwane came back from a goal down to beat Royal Eagles 3-2 at the Tuks stadium in the capital city.

With this result, Eagles remain rooted at the bottom of the standings with 10 points from 14 matches. The University of Pretoria took on the struggling Royal Eagles at the Tuks stadium. The KZN side came into this match looking to move from the bottom of the standings.

While Tuks were pushing to remain in the top four, the visitors found the back of the net inside the first five minutes of the encounter. Almost immediately, the home team pushed forward and scored the equaliser.

Scorching heat in the capital city prompted referee Akhona Makalima to give the players a water break halfway through the first half. On the stroke of halftime, Kamohelo Mahlatsi made it 2-1 to Tuks. And early in the second half, Eagles drew level with Nkosivumile Zulu tapping in a loose ball.

It seemed like the match was going to end with the 2-all draw, but that was until veteran Zambian striker Collins Mbesuma scored. This time, Tuks held on to their lead until the final whistle.